This is an analysis of the poem Ice Breaking that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 010 110 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 37
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 9 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 2
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Ice Breaking;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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